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The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession

by Adam Leith Gollner

Delicious, lethal, hallucinogenic and medicinal, fruits have led nations to war, fueled dictatorships and lured people into new worlds. An expedition through the fascinating world of fruit, The Fruit Hunters is the engrossing story of some of Earth's most desired foods. In lustrous prose, Adam Leith Gollner draws readers into a Willy Wonka-like world with mangoes that taste like piña coladas, orange cloudberries, peanut butter fruits and the miracle fruit that turns everything sour to sweet, making lemons taste like lemonade. Peopled with a cast of characters as varied and bizarre as the fruit -- smugglers, inventors, explorers and epicures -- this extraordinary book unveils the mysterious universe of fruit, from the jungles of Borneo to the prized orchards of Florida's fruit hunters to American supermarkets. Gollner examines the fruits we eat and explains why we eat them (the scientific, economic and aesthetic reasons); traces the life of mass-produced fruits (how they are created, grown and marketed) and explores the underworld of fruits that are inaccessible, ignored and even forbidden in the Western world. An intrepid journalist and keen observer of nature -- both human and botanical -- Adam Leith Gollner has written a vivid tale of horticultural obsession.

A Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds

by Jean Richards

A description of seed dispersal by which plants, most specifically fruits, travel from one place to another.

Fruit [Kindergarten]

by Will Mcgovern

NIMAC-sourced textbook

The Fruit of Her Hands: The Story of Shira of Ashkenaz

by Michelle Cameron

Based on the life of the author's thirteenth-century ancestor, Meir ben Baruch of Rothenberg, a renowned Jewish scholar of medieval Europe, this is the richly dramatic fictional story of Rabbi Meir's wife, Shira, a devout but rebellious woman who preserves her religious traditions as she and her family witness the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe. Raised by her widowed rabbi father and a Christian nursemaid in Normandy, Shira is a free-spirited, inquisitive girl whose love of learning shocks the community. When Shira's father is arrested by the local baron intent on enforcing the Catholic Church's strictures against heresy, Shira fights for his release and encounters two men who will influence her life profoundly--an inspiring Catholic priest and Meir ben Baruch, a brilliant scholar. In Meir, Shira finds her soulmate. Married to Meir in Paris, Shira blossoms as a wife and mother, savoring the intellectual and social challenges that come with being the wife of a prominent scholar. After witnessing the burning of every copy of the Talmud in Paris, Shira and her family seek refuge in Germany. Yet even there they experience bloody pogroms and intensifying anti-Semitism. With no safe place for Jews in Europe, they set out for Israel only to see Meir captured and imprisoned by Rudolph I of Hapsburg. As Shira weathers heartbreak and works to find a middle ground between two warring religions, she shows her children and grandchildren how to embrace the joys of life, both secular and religious.Vividly bringing to life a period rarely covered in historical fiction, this multi-generational novel will appeal to readers who enjoy Maggie Anton's Rashi's Daughters, Brenda Rickman Vantrease's The Illuminator, and Geraldine Brooks's People of the Book.

The Fruit of My Lipstick (All About Us #2)

by Shelley Adina

Gillian is falling hard for Lucas Hayes, who isn't even a senior yet and is already aiming at a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford. The problem is, she never seems to be able to measure up and be the girlfriend he wants. He's under a lot of pressure from his parents to achieve -- maybe that's why he's short-tempered sometimes. But even a thick-skinned girl like Gillian can only take so much. With her heart on the line, Gillian conceals more and more from her friends. So when she's accused of selling exam answer sheets, even her girlfriends, Lissa Mansfield and Carly Aragon, wonder if it can be true. Gillian will need the power of honesty -- with herself and with Lucas -- to show what she's really made of.

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

by Calvin Miller

Best-selling author Calvin Miller has written an in-depth, biblically based study on the Fruits of the Spirits (Galatians 5:22). This unique study guide can be used as a personal study or in a small group setting. Features include: Lesson overview of each 6-week study Questions for reflection Character studies Bonus parable study Questions for small group discussion

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

by Calvin Miller

Best-selling author Calvin Miller has written an in-depth, biblically based study on the Fruits of the Spirits (Galatians 5:22). This unique study guide can be used as a personal study or in a small group setting. Features include: Lesson overview of each 6-week study Questions for reflection Character studies Bonus parable study Questions for small group discussion

A Fruitcake Christmas

by Max Lucado

It's Christmastime in the garden and Hermie and his friends are hustling and bustling to prepare for the big day. But more than anything, they all eagerly anticipate the crowning moment of the holiday season: the arrival of Grannypillar's scrumptious fruitcake. Suddenly Christmas is hijacked when Iggy and Ziggy Cockroach - the meanest, greediest bugs in the garden - steal Grannypillar's fruitcake. How will Christmas survive?! But deep in the hearts of the garden's youngest, the true meaning of Christmas shines. Hailey and Bailey, through an act of unheard generosity, together remind the garden that the celebration of Christmas is nothing about fruitcake, but about God's gift to us all, through His Son, Jesus.

A Fruitcake Christmas

by Max Lucado

It's Christmastime in the garden and Hermie and his friends are hustling and bustling to prepare for the big day. But more than anything, they all eagerly anticipate the crowning moment of the holiday season: the arrival of Grannypillar's scrumptious fruitcake. Suddenly Christmas is hijacked when Iggy and Ziggy Cockroach - the meanest, greediest bugs in the garden - steal Grannypillar's fruitcake. How will Christmas survive?! But deep in the hearts of the garden's youngest, the true meaning of Christmas shines. Hailey and Bailey, through an act of unheard generosity, together remind the garden that the celebration of Christmas is nothing about fruitcake, but about God's gift to us all, through His Son, Jesus.

Fruitcakes and Other Leftovers & Christmas, Texas Style

by Lori Copeland Kimberly Raye

Two novels for the price of one! In Copeland's "Fruitcakes and Other Leftovers, " a woman wins the lottery, but discovers the greatest gift of all comes in the form of a man named Russ Foster. In Raye's "Christmas, Texas Style, " a man and a woman who have no intention of falling in love again are paired by their matchmaking grandfathers.

Fruitful

by Brian Nicholson Sarah Huck

Fruitful is a trip to the local orchard, overflowing with ripe, seasonal produce-and it's not just desserts! From sweet to savory, including fresh juices, every chapter is devoted to the produce of the moment: rhubarb, strawberries, apples, plums, apricots, peaches, quinces, pears, and more. This delectable cookbook showcases the bounty from New York's favorite orchard, illustrated with gorgeous full-color photography throughout-but all of the fruit can be found wherever you live.Pies and cobblers are only the beginning of four seasons of recipes celebrating fruit: Strawberry-Black Pepper Granita, Spicy Roast Chicken with Rhubarb Chutney, Scallop and Blueberry Ceviche, Grilled Peach, Shrimp, and Prosciutto Skewers, and Rustic Apricot and Raspberry Crostada offer a taste of the juicy dishes inside. And twenty-five recipes will come from fruit-loving chefs who count themselves among Red Jacket's devoted customers: a few of the contributors include Dan Barber, Jonathan Waxman, Karen DeMasco, and Melissa Clark.Whether it's a bushel of peaches or a bundle of rhubarb, you'll find plenty to dish up here.

A Fruitful Sunday

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories. Edward Palgrove has saved up to buy a small car, which he and his fiancee, Dorothy Pratt, are both proud of. But neither one is prepared for the journey it will take them on.

Fruitlands

by Gloria Whelan

We are all going to be made perfect . . . In 1843, with all their possessions loaded onto a single wagon, ten-year-old Louisa May Alcott and her family bravely set out into the wilderness to make a new home for themselves on a farm called Fruitlands. Louisa's father has a dream of living a perfect, simple life. It won't be easy, but the family has vowed to uphold his high ideals. In her diary -- one she shares with her parents -- Louisa records her efforts to become the girl her parents would like her to be. But in another, secret diary, she reveals the hardships of this new life, and pours out her real hopes and worries. Can Louisa live up to her father's expectations? Or will trying to be perfect tear the family apart?

Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays

by Eric V. Copage

Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays offers more than 125 treasured recipes from people of African descent all over the world: Jerked Pork Chops and Fresh Papaya Chutney from Jamaica; New-Fashioned Fried Chicken, a dish from the Deep South; and Tiebou Dienne, Senegalese herb-stuffed fish steaks with seasoned rice. In addition to main courses, there are recipes for a full range of dishes, from appetizers to soups, salads, side dishes, vegetables, breads, beverages, and, of course, desserts. Fried Okra, Antiguan Pepper Pot, Ambrosia Salad and Potato Salad, Garlic-Chedder Grits SoufflÉ, Caipirinha, and Sweet Potato Tarts in Peanut Butter Crusts are but a few of the delights featured here. And along the way, learn about African American culture, including the seven principles of Kwanzaa and how people of African descent all across the globe celebrate the best their cultures have to offer through food and communion. Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays isn't just a cookbook -- it's a source of inspiration for the most extravagant of holiday gatherings as well as for a simple Sunday dinner.

Fruits of the Poisonous Tree (Joe Gunther #5)

by Archer Mayor

At four in the morning, Detective Lieutenant Joe Gunther learns that Gail, his long-time girlfriend who he had left just hours before, has been raped and beaten. Despite churning emotions and possible improprieties, Joe is allowed to investigate the case. Because of her high visibility, the attack on Gail is followed closely by the media, and Joe's objectivity is continually suspect. Contains some strong language.

The Frumious Bandersnatch (87th Precinct #53)

by Ed Mcbain

It should have been the night that launched a new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is young and beautiful, with the body and voice of an angel, and the stage is set for her to launch her debut album,Bandersnatch, on a luxury yacht in the heart of the city. But halfway through her performance, while the partygoers look on helplessly, masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat. Detective Steve Carella is just showing up for the graveyard shift when news of the kidnapping comes in. Working disjointedly with a Joint Task Force that calls itself "The Squad," Carella and the men and women of the Eight-Seven must find Tamar before time -- or indeed her very life -- runs out. In this brilliant look at the music industry, Ed McBain once again combines his mastery of the form with the fast-paced dialogue and intricate plotting that have become his signature.

The Frustrations of Vera (Prisoner Cell Block H: #4)

by Michael Kerr

This is book 4 of 6 from the T.V. serial entitled Prisoner Cell Block H. You will go behind the walls and barred gates into Wentworth Prison. This series contains adult content.

The Fry Chronicles

by Stephen Fry

Spanning 1979-1987, The Fry Chronicles charts Stephen Fry's arrival at Cambridge up to his thirtieth birthday. 'Heartbreaking, a delight, a lovely, comfy book' The Times 'Perfect prose and excruciating honesty. A grand reminiscence of college and theatre and comedyland in the 1980s, with tone-perfect anecdotes and genuine readerly excitement. What Fry does, essentially, is tell us who he really is. Above all else, a thoughtful book. And namedroppy too, and funny, and marbled with melancholy' Observer 'Arguably the greatest living Englishman' Independent on Sunday 'Extremely enjoyable' Sunday Times 'Fry's linguistic facility remains one of the Wildean wonders of the new media age. The patron saint of British intelligence' Daily TelegraphWelcome to Stephen Fry's The Fry Chronicles, one of the boldest, bravest, most revealing and heartfelt accounts of a man's formative years that you will ever have the exquisite pleasure of reading. Stephen Fry's film, stage, radio and television credits are so numerous and wide-ranging that there is not space here to do them justice. It is enough to say that he has written, produced, directed, acted in or presented productions as varied as Wilde, the TV series Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster, the sketch show A Bit of Fry & Laurie, the panel game QI, the radio series Fry's English Delight and documentaries on subjects as varied as manic depression, disappearing animals and the United States of America. He's also the bestselling author of four novels - The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus and The Liar - as well as a volume of autobiography, Moab is My Washpot, and sundry works of non-fiction.

Fry Me a Liver

by Delia Rosen

"Delia Rosen provides an entertaining deli whodunit. " --Mystery Gazette on One Foot in the Gravy Deli owner Gwen "Nashville" Katz has certainly had some very un-Kosher experiences since her move from New York--dead customers, dead street musicians, dead deliverymen. Sometimes the country music capital of the world feels more like a cemetery. But Gwen is finally knocked flat on her tuchas when a van comes plunging through her roof, causing an explosion and barricading her inside with her employees and Nashville mayoral candidate Tootsie Pearl. Was this an attack on the mayoral hopeful, or a war against Gwen herself? With her deli in shambles, Katz is hot to grill the putz responsible for turning deli into a culinary nightmare. "A really humorous cozy. . . Readers will thoroughly enjoy this deli tale. " --Once Upon a Romance on One Foot in the Gravy"Full of intrigue and suspicious characters. . . great addition to a fun series. " --RT Book Reviews on To Kill a Matzoh Ball

Frying Pan and Other Stories

by Raja

The themes of the 27 stories in this slim collection are relevant to our times. Issues such as social challenges of caste and class, women's rights and empowerment, friendship, love form the base for quite a few stories.

Fu-Dog

by Rumer Godden

"It was Great Uncle who sent Fu-Dog to Li-la, the same great uncle who had given Li-la her Chinese name, and who never forgot her birthday. Certainly Fu-Dog, tiny enough to fit in her sleeve and magnificent in his green satin and fur ruff, was the finest present Li-la had ever received. Only she can hear him speak. He tells her it is high time to go with brother Malcolm on a visit to the mysterious great uncle in London. But London is bigger and grayer and scarier than Li-la and Malcolm expect. Their great adventure almost ends disastrously before Malcolm proves himself a hero, and the children's most cherished wishes all come true." Includes picture descriptions. Other books by Rumer Godden are available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.

Fu-Manchu: The Bride of Fu-Manchu

by Sax Rohmer

A strange epidemic sweeps the French Riviera - a biological weapon created by Dr. Fu-Manchu. Dr. Petrie is called upon by the French authorities, and when the truth emerges, Denis Nayland-Smith is summoned to help stop his arch-foe before he can succeed in spreading his plague across Europe. As they struggle to contain the horror, Petrie's friend, the botanist Alan Sterling cannot stop thinking of the mysterious Fleurette, unaware that the beautiful girl he chanced upon was raised by the emperor of evil himself, Dr. Fu-Manchu. One of the finest novels in the series, its biological theme is a precursor to Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and Fu-Manchu himself is the prototypical Dr. No.

Fu-Manchu: Daughter of Fu-Manchu

by Sax Rohmer

Across the sands of Egypt, Nayland Smith pursues Fah Lo Suee, the deadly daughter of Fu-Manchu. Possessed of all her father's subversive secrets and driven by his unquenchable thirst for power, she has pillaged the tomb of the Black Ape for the key to its ancient mysteries - and therefore leadership over all the evil cults of the East. No one can stop her - except perhaps Fu-Manchu himself!A brand-new edition of the classic novel.

Fu-Manchu - The Drums of Fu-Manchu

by Sax Rohmer

Immediately before World War II, Fu-Manchu decides to kill or control the world's war-mongering dictators, to pave the way for his own plans. The rapid-fire action moves from London to Venice to Paris, and involves various arcane and scientific forms of torture and death.BONUS FEATURE: "The Mark of the Monkey", the second of three "lost adventures of Nayland Smith." It appeared in Collier's in 1931, then in the short story collection Tales of East and West.

Fu-Manchu: The Island of Fu-Manchu

by Sax Rohmer

The year is 1941, and the world is engulfed in war. Having consolidated his forces, Fu-Manchu seeks to tip the balance of power by launching assaults from a hidden stronghold in the Caribbean. His target: the United States naval forces, just entering the global conflict. To stop the Devil Doctor, Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his ally, Bart Kerrigan, pick up the trail in London during the blackout, following it to New York, then the Panama Canal, and finally the land of voodoo--Haiti. There they face the enemy's deadly combination of advanced technology and deep-rooted mysticism!ALSO IN THIS VOLUMEA LONG-LOST NAYLAND SMITH SHORT STORY!AFTERWORD BY LESLIE S. KLINGER

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